Dale Jarrett this week suggested that the All-Star Race be moved from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Bristol. Stating that these drivers have all grown up on short tracks, I’m assuming he isn’t taking into account Danica Patrick or Juan Puablo Montoya, who both have not ever thought about driving short track or dirt track cars.
Now that the All-Star Race is over, the criticism/praise of NASCAR's new format begins! After fairly exciting on track action during the first four segments, Jimmie Johnson stole the show in the final 10 lap dash after battling with teammate Kasey Kahne with 8 to go.
NASCAR comes home this weekend to kick off what in my opinion is the best two weeks on the motorsport schedule. $2,000,000 is on the line this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the best stock car drivers in the world will lay it all out on the line hoping to hoist that check when the dust settles.
As the checkered flag flew on the 2012 Sprint All-Star Race, people immediately began to talk. How can the All-Star Race reward $1 million to a driver who ran the majority of the race in the back of the pack, riding around trying to avoid trouble?
Right from the green flag it was clear that the man and car to beat was Edwards as he quickly marched to the top three were he would remain the rest of the night. Kyle Busch, who finished second, knew that once Edwards got out front there was no catching him.